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Old 02-12-2016, 12:50 PM   #11
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What a diverse opinion on hitches. I throw my hat in for the Andersen Ultimate Aluminum hitch. Light, strong, quiet, works with B&W ball over, great price.
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Old 02-12-2016, 01:25 PM   #12
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I have the B&W 25K for my Sierra 360PDEK. My F350 dually was equipped with the hitch ready package. Everything works great and the 5r tows great. Reese makes the Ford Private label fifth wheel accessory hitch. I have looked t several different options and spoken to several F350 owners. The mystery mechanical hitches may work fine but I saw no reason to spend large sums they were asking.
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Old 02-12-2016, 01:53 PM   #13
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If I was going to do it over again, I would most likely go the same route as I went the first time, Curt Q20. For the money, I find it hard to beat. There is never a doubt that it's locked when hitched. The other hitches are nice, but I don't see the difference per dollar spent in the static (non air ride) type hitches. If a clean bed is a priority, and you don't have the puck system, the B&W I think would be the way to go. I installed rails in my GMC and cut the bedliner around them, so it basically made a flat surface when putting something in the bed. If going to an air ride system, I looked long and hard at the Air Safe hitches.
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Old 02-12-2016, 01:57 PM   #14
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Have an 2016 F450 and LOVE my B&W!!! Only way to go
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Old 02-12-2016, 02:10 PM   #15
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Smile B&W Companion by all means

When I purchased my 2016 F350 I went from a Husky to the B&W Companion hitch and although I haven't tried any others I think this hitch is superb. It is light weight, 2 pieces at about 75lbs each and easy to take off and install (about 20 minutes if you are a slow poke like me). Wish I had used this hitch from the beginning. You won't look back and regret it.
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Old 02-12-2016, 02:18 PM   #16
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We like the idea of 2 pieces. Much easier on the back.
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Old 02-12-2016, 02:25 PM   #17
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B+W is the best love mine, RCV3200 easy to install easy to remove. Make sure the clearance to the bed is 6" or better. F-350 6.4 diesel truck don't like pulling, mine breaks every trip and is in the shop now with reduced engine power and they cant fix it. Good luck!
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Old 02-12-2016, 02:28 PM   #18
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We like the idea of 2 pieces. Much easier on the back.
I would venture to say that the base of my B&W Companion weights about 75lbs but the top half weights closer to 50lbs, maybe even a little less. Honestly, the nicest thing about the B&W hitch is the large rubber bushings that really reduce any vibration, chucking, and soften the ride significantly. Very nice!
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B+W is the best love mine, RCV3200 easy to install easy to remove. Make sure the clearance to the bed is 6" or better. F-350 6.4 diesel truck don't like pulling, mine breaks every trip and is in the shop now with reduced engine power and they cant fix it. Good luck!
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Old 02-12-2016, 03:06 PM   #20
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We have a 6.7 Diesel -it's awesome! We pulled a 33' Wildwood from Colorado to Glacier Park last year like nothing was there. We don't expect any problem with the 5th wheel when we go this summer.
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